Horses and Women have been a part of my life for long decades. I started off early on horses from a young age and perfected my own ability after at the military academy. I also picked up horse polo in the academy, though I dare say I wasn’t a champion in this discipline of sport.
Horses drew me nearer to girls and after diverse experiences have reasoned that riding a horse may be an exhilaration that’s almost akin to a conquest of a woman. My dad an officer at the. Indian armed forces got me registered with his influence in the native BSF horse battalion. After first aches and pains, I started to enjoy riding horses. I understood I had a fantastic vibration with my horses and I knew them as they knew me.
As soon as I entered the academy, I had a head start over others who had just started t ride horses. I was a skillful rider and hence the instructor gave me lots of leeways. I had been left alone for extended periods. He also introduced me to his daughter that was a blond and as great a horse rider as everyone can encounter.
By a quirk of fate, we were thrown together and when riding we developed an intimacy that’s lived with me down the years.So frequently we would ride into the remote hills and tether the horses into a tree once we followed up with time in each others arms.
Sally (I’ll give her this title, not the actual one) was also a wonderful polo player and that is how I got hooked on the game. It gives me great pleasure I played with horse polo because it’s a game that previously was the preserve of the Maharajas such as Bhupinder Singh of Patiala and the maharajah of Jaipur. This was the most exhilarating term in the academy. However, all good things come to an end the Sergeant Major got moved back to England. The moving of Sally influenced me and I never developed my Horse polo after she left, but riding lasted. Even now whenever I’m in Mumbai I ride in the Riders Club, Mahalaxmi and at Singapore in the Police academy. I thus stay fit and thank my father he forced me to learn how to ride.
The first is physical fitness and increased stamina. Both of these are the ingredients that induce life. The final category has tons of cash and a few like my Parsi buddy own heaps of stallions. Some also have horse farms which develop race horses. I’ve ridden a few and I will say riding a race horse requires greater ability as the horse once in gallop can be mastered only by a skillful rider. It may also be harmful as was seen when a horse threw the Superman Star Steeve Reeves off his back and the terrific star broke his neck. Surely this is a macho game, but in my opinion the thrill is terrific.
There’s a spillover as I have found women are drawn to horse riders. I will not dwell on this aspect much as it is a personal issue. However, if a person has seen the Hindi movie” Zubieda” starring Manoj Bajpai as the Maharajah and Karishma Kapoor because his love says it all. A horse is a terrific creature, he senses the disposition of the rider. I recall I was in a surly mood in the Mahalaxmi following a tiff with my woman and the excellent beast sensed it. What an animal, who can consider it?
Finally a little baring the soul. Horses and girls go together. But this is not the same game and you will find thrilling moments and sad ones. Sad when one of my buddies captain Sangha expired playing polo following a fall and happy at a number of the loveliest girls who I’ve dated were riders like me.
I’ll just add that horses and girls go together and I expect many young women and men can ride this game. India is the laggard and it is about time we caught up with the world. Let’s not forget those terrific Indian Hindu warriors such as Bindusara and Chandragupta that have been great horse riders. For Hindu kings and warriors it was a manly game, so let us pick up the threads.